Sunday, March 8, 2009

History of Horror Part I

We kicked off the Slaughtered Lamb Cinema History of Horror last Wednesday with the double feature of Dracula and Frankenstein. Two great films that launched the careers of Lugosi and Karloff (who we'll be seeing a lot more of in the weeks ahead). In addition, both films featured excellent supporting roles from Edward Van Sloan and Dwight Frye.

As we work through the best of the 30s and 40s, we'll be tweaking the schedule to accommodate folks availability and the interest in the films on the horizon. The plan for this week is to watch the Spanish version of Dracula (which was filmed alongside the Lugosi classic), along with the return of Bela Lugosi in the adaptation of Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue. I think we'll start planning for 7:30pm starts for this series - we're coordinating pairs of films that will run under 3 hours each night.

Here's the current plan for the next six weeks:

* Dracula (Spanish Version) (1931) 104m

* Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 96m
* Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) 61m

* The Mummy (1932) 73m
* The Old Dark House (1932) 72m

* White Zombie 69m
* Island of Lost Souls 70m

* Mask of Fu Manchu 68m
* The Ghoul (1933) 77m

* The Invisible Man (1933) 71m
* Mystery in the Wax Museum 77m

* King Kong 104m
* Most Dangerous Game 63m

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